Samsung Viet Nam handed over STEM lab to Samsung HOPE school. — Photo courtesy of Samsung Samsung Viet Nam officially launched STEM Classes at Thai Nguyen and Bac Ninh Samsung Hope School in a modern, child-friendly open space model to meet the needs of learning and practicing STEM. The first STEM education model (interdisciplinary education method: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) introduced in provinces with a total investment of VND2 billion (US$86,425), with the hope of contributing to the digital shift of Viet Nam education in line with the Samsung's global corporate social responsibility (CSR) vision, “Enabling People, Education for the future generation”. With diverse and plentiful contents, Samsung's advanced technology equipment including smart interactive boards, tablets, STEM Lego Robotics and 3D Printing along with the training programmes for human resources, STEM classes desire to spread the STEM education method in the community and help … [Read more...] about Samsung Viet Nam brings STEM education model to HOPE school
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Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?
The visit aims to promote ties between the Vietnamese People’s Navy and the Royal Australian Navy and is also part of the Australian Defense Force’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE19). This is the first time IPE starting from 2017 has included Vietnam as one of its stops in its itinerary. IPE 19 is also visiting other key regional partners including Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Navy Captain Do Minh of Naval Zone 4 welcomed Air Commodore Richard Owen-Commander Joint Task Force 661-Indo Pacific Endeavour 19 to Vietnam with HMAS Canberra and HMAS Newcastle. Air Commodore Richard Owen leads IPE-19 as Commander Joint Task Force 661. HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle are joined by force elements from the Navy, Army and Air Force as well as representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In total, the visiting delegation consists of over 800 Australian personnel. Representatives of Vietnam’s Navy Command, Khanh … [Read more...] about Australian naval ships pay goodwill visit to Vietnam
More than 20 years since she was found abandoned on a street in northern Vietnam, a Vietnamese woman is still looking for help to find her biological parents. “Who am I? Why am I adopted? Who are my biological parents?” These are questions Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, an adoptee in Belgium, has been asking herself over the last two decades. She has recently sent these questions, plus her story, in a letter to 'Helping Vietnamese Adoptees Trace Their Roots,' a program jointly run by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper and Kids Without Borders to help Vietnamese who are adoptees in countries around the world find their biological parents. ‘I want to know what has happened’ Nguyen Thi Thu Huong knew about her life through a record issued in 1995 by the administration of Hong Hai Ward in Ha Long, a coastal city of the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh. It is a written record by local authorities of when, where and how Huong was found 24 years ago. “Around … [Read more...] about Vietnamese adoptees seek help to trace their root
This poses a greater threat than rising sea levels due to climate change. When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim. The main culprit is catastrophic subsidence caused by groundwater being pumped out from below, often via unregulated wells for homes, factories, and farms catering to a booming population and growing economy. The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines has caused Manila Bay's brackish water to pour inland and displace thousands, posing a greater threat than rising sea levels due to climate change. "It was so beautiful here before... Children were playing in the streets," San Jose said, adding: "Now we always need to use a boat." Most of the former residents have scattered to other parts of the region. Just a handful of families remain in Pariahan, which had its own elementary school, a basketball court and a chapel before the … [Read more...] about Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’